Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Collyhurst Nursery and Childrens Centre

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and responsible individual with previous work experience who wants either a career as an early years educator or to use it as stepping stone to a teaching or similar qualification. You will use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve the learning goals.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be a key worker for a group of identified children, under teacher supervision
  • To deliver phonics/reading to a group of children
  • To work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating, and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate to meet the individual needs of the students
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve the learning goals
  • Contribute to the development of learning and assessment materials
  • To implement agreed learning activities/assessments, adjusting activities according to student needs
  • Monitor and celebrate children’s learning, progress and achievement and record and report upon progress, including details on attendance, behaviour, development, and additional needs
  • Supervise and provide support for pupils, including those with special needs ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Always promote good behaviour
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education, Health and Care Plans
  • To maintain a positive attitude, seeking to bring out the best in learners and having high expectations for all
  • Establish positive relationships with parents/carers, ensuring parental involvement in learning and progress
  • To contribute to the organisation of the learning environment and creation of resources
  • Constantly strive to improve own performance and identify areas for self - improvement, attending appropriate training
  • To support the running of school with a break and lunch duty
  • To evaluate and track the impact of specialist provision and interventions
  • To provide at least 1 high quality after school club per week
  • Embed literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
  • Deliver a Singapore style approach to mastery mathematics.
  • To support the delivery of the ‘MCPA opportunities’ commitment to the holistic development of children
  • Support breakfast club from 8am
  • To undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by the line
    manager and commensurate with the post

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 functional skills in maths OR English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Experience of working with children in some capacity, modelling the values and qualities expected of a good teaching assistant. Enhanced DBS Check for a Regulated Activity. Equivalent of 10 days continued professional development. 8am starts to cover breakfast club. Release-time within working hours to attend training.

About the employer

Our school is an incredible community, made up of a fantastically diverse range of pupils, families and colleagues. Together, we work hard to ensure that all of our children achieve the very best that they can. This is achieved through excellent teaching and learning, deep social impact through innovative family support models, and a well-embedded whole school approach to nurture. Our approach is underpinned by the 6 principles of nurture, which ensure that we always place the child and their best interests at the centre of any decision making: 1. Children's learning is understood developmentally. 2. The classroom offers a safe base. 3. The importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing. 4. Language is a vital means of communication. 5. All behaviour is communication. 6. The importance of transition in children's lives.


Collyhurst Nursery and Childrens Centre


Teignmouth Avenue


M40 7QD

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Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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